I would never put any silicone anywhere near my MKV engine (ok, it’s actually a MK IV engine, but nevertheless).
Sorry for some lost time, I was away so long I had forgotten my password etc.
I hope people can keep their political view and all harassment out of Jag-Lovers.
I am slowly starting to put the engine back together, I only got the block back, resleeved, in early June and have tons of other stuff to take care of.
It’s actually engine number SL2199 and not SL2194 like I had thought for over a decade.
If silicone gets loos inside the engine it creates oil blockages immediately.
I use Blue Hylomar on the paper gaskets and also on the head gasket (Composite) very thinly applied. Never had any trouble with it, and usually the gaskets come out nicely in one piece when disassembled.
Pekka T. -647194-